Pattie Bagley started basket weaving in 1993 and began teaching her friends soon after. When she opened Aunt Pattie's Basketry Shop in 1999, she began teaching on a weekly basis. She quickly realized that teaching had become as much of a passion for her as making baskets. She closed the store in 2002, still maintaining Aunt Pattie's in her home studio. She has been teaching at the Folk School since 2003. Pattie is a charter member of the Georgia Basketry Association and is a past and current president. She is now the Folk School's Resident Artist for Basketry, Brooms, and Chair Seats.